The Daily Utah Chronicle

Unrest in the City: A Photo Series

Salt Lake police officers in riot gear charge at protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor

July 10, 2020

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Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom and Blackness

Demonstrators march in the Juneteenth protest around downtown Salt Lake City on June 19, 2020. ( Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor

June 20, 2020

Three weeks ago, after coming home from a protest, Natasha Cadet decided she wanted to celebrate.  It came after weeks of heading to the state capitol, marching through downtown Salt Lake and organizing to demand justice for victims of police brutality — George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and locally Bernardo...

As Protestors Demand the Defunding of SLCPD, Salt Lake City Council Reviews Demands in Virtual Meeting

Grace Cunningham and Ammon Roberts take a knee with fellow protestors after marching from the state capitol to the Wallace Bennett Federal Building in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement on June 9, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ivana Martinez, Natalie Colby, and Megan Mckellar

June 10, 2020

  Eds: Story includes vulgarity “This is not a riot, this is an uprising. This is not a riot, this is a rebellion and successful uprisings and rebellions become revolutions,” said speaker and organizer Deja Gaston from the Party for Socialism and Liberation Salt Lake at the Galliv...

Candle Light Vigil Held in the Rain for Victim of Police Brutality Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal

Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal's mom, Lucy Carbajal, mourns her son at his vigil on June 6, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

June 7, 2020

On May 23, Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal was shot over 20 times in the back and killed by Salt Lake City Police. On June 5, the body cam footage of the murder was released, and on June 6 a crowd gathered outside the Utah State Capitol for a candlelight vigil for Palacios-Carbajal.  The vigil was held by the Rosepark Brown Berets, where Palacios-...

As #BlackLivesMatter Protests Reach Salt Lake City, Protestors Surround SLCPD and Utah State Capitol

(Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle) Black Lives Matters protesters march for George Floyd in downtown Salt Lake City on May 30, 2020.

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

May 30, 2020

Update: Gov. Gary Herbert has now mandated an 8 p.m. curfew for the night of May 30, 2020. Salt Lake City Police Department announced on Twitter the curfew will be mandated until Monday, June 1. Gov. Herbert announced on Twitter he activated the National Guard to limit the protesting downtown...

Family of Missing Person Etzli Cortes-Trujillo Calls for Action from SLC Police Department

Etzli Cortez-Trujillo, 22, went missing on April 23. (Photo courtesy of Stephany Cortez)

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

May 9, 2020

  On Wednesday, April 23, Etzli Cortez-Trujillo was last seen by their silver Volkswagen which had been in an accident in North Ogden Divide, Utah. Cortez-Trujilo, 22, who goes by “Ez” and identifies as gender fluid and uses they/she pronouns, has been reported as a missing person since then. ...

Improved Ties with the Governor and Downtown Development Addressed in Televised SLC Mayoral Debate

Salt Lake City. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

July 16, 2019

  On Monday, July 15, Salt Lake City’s mayoral candidates gathered for a debate hosted by the Pioneer Park Coalition. Broadcast by KSL-TV and live-streamed on Facebook, the forum was moderated by radio host Doug Jones.  All eight candidates — Jim Dabakis, Luz Escamilla, David Garbett, Richar...

Search for Missing University of Utah Student Continues

Investigators release images of Mackenzie Lueck, the 23 year old missing University of Utah student. Courtesy Salt Lake City Police Department.

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

June 25, 2019

  On Monday, June 17, University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck texted her mother to let her know that her flight from California had landed. Around 1 a.m. Lueck ordered a Lyft from Salt Lake City Airport to Hatch Park. That was the last time Lueck was seen or heard from.Salt Lake City Polic...

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